Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
November 21, 2018
Today, on behalf of the American people, I wish to offer our sincere congratulations to the people of Lebanon as you celebrate the 75thanniversary of your independence.
The United States commends the extraordinary progress you have made to safeguard Lebanon’s stability in the face of many challenges. We greatly value our friendship with Lebanon, and we look forward to deepening our partnership to strengthen Lebanon’s state institutions and sovereignty.
On this happy occasion, the United States reaffirms its enduring commitment to Lebanon and its people as you continue on a path towards a more prosperous and secure future.